10.) Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Festival Review – Wickliffe – June 30, 2019

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I arrived shortly after the start of the festival on Sunday. Crowds picked up shortly after.

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I came to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

…walking behind the church down this private road…

…taking the corner and continuing just a little more…

…when I found a nicely sized Parish Festival.

A children’s game area was the first thing I saw…

…with such games as Cartoon Wheel, Plinko…

…basketball and Speedball.

Just behind this area was a carnival…

…with a nice assortment of rides…

…carnival food…

…and even more games.

In fact, there were plenty of games at this festival, whether to win stuffed animal prizes, thanks to the Wickliffe Knights of Columbus

…or to get a little richer at the adult gaming area…

…where games like Chuck A Luck and Money Wheel were waiting.

The more serious gamblers could head inside…

…where a casino was set up for later that day…

…or they could take a chance at the Chinese Auction…

..and the impressive bake sale…

…where everyone would come out a winner.

Speaking of food, the festival had one large food tent…

…offering ethnic and standard items…

…as well as wine and beer sales with additional seating.

So before heading out, I stopped at the ticket booth…

…to purchase enough tickets for large cup filled with cavatelli and a meatball.

I took my food to the entertainment tent…

…and enjoyed it with the Polka Pirates.